Instructor: Steve Symonds

Steve Symonds
Biography: Steve joined the KLETC staff in October 2011 after serving six years at the Kechi Police Department where he worked as an officer, Sergeant, Interim Chief, and eventually the Chief of Police. While working in Kechi he attended Southwestern College where he earned his BS degree in Criminal Justice. He began his law enforcement career working for the Harvey County Sheriff's Department as a detention deputy after graduating from Cowley County Community College with an Associates of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. After working in the jail for two and a half years, he was hired at the Halstead Police Department graduating from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in May of 2000 as a member of the 159th Basic class. Steve spent six years with the Halstead Police Department before being hired at Kechi.

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